Special Guest Speaker - Michele Jones Galvin

Michele Jones Galvin and her mother Joyce Stokes Jones have co-authored a creative work of nonfiction. The work is based on genealogical research and their family ties to Harriet Ross Tubman, a central figure of the "Underground Railroad."  It chronicles the family saga from the survival of the "Middle Passage" to slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland to freedom in Canada, and then settling in upstate New York. Told from the perspective of descendants, Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People portrays the life, times and accomplishments of the famed abolitionist. The book culminates as it speaks to the pivotal role of race, color and discrimination in the lives of Tubman and her great, great-grandniece, Joyce Stokes Jones. The book was published in November 2013.   

Books will be available for sale and will be autographed on site.

Thursday, March 5 at 11:00am to 12:15am

Ferguson Auditorium
1702 Education Dr., Commerce , TX 75428

Audience

Events for Students, Events for Faculty & Staff, Events for Alumni, Events for General Public, Events for Prospective Students

Department
Sociology & Criminal Justice
Contact Name

Dr. Elvira White-Lewis

Contact e-mail

Elvira.White-Lewis@tamuc.edu

Contact Phone Number

903-886-5332

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